HIV/AIDS Prevention and Policy Initiative
The goal of NACCHO's HIV/AIDS Prevention and Policy Initiative is to increase the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) to prevent HIV in their communities and to support information exchange between LHDs and partners at the national, state, and local levels. Through this project, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, NACCHO disseminates tools, resources, and other information to support LHD HIV prevention activities; identifies and shares examples of effective LHD HIV prevention practices and policies; facilitates information exchange and partnership development between LHDs and their partners at the national, state, and local levels; and coordinates NACCHO's HIV/STI Prevention Sentinel Network, a group of 90 LHD HIV/STI prevention staff that respond to queries about HIV-related issues to provide situational awareness.
Local Health Department STD Prevention and Infrastructure Project
The goal of NACCHO's Local Health Department STD Prevention and Infrastructure project is to increase the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) to prevent and control sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in their communities. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of STD Prevention.
PrEP for HIV Prevention and Local Health Departments
Communities across the United States are at varying stages of PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, awareness and delivery. Achieving the full promise of PrEP will require coordination among many groups, including local and state health departments, healthcare providers, and community-based organizations. To help achieve this promise, NACCHO developed this educational series to (1) increase awareness and knowledge of the role of PrEP for HIV prevention and (2) explore the potential roles for local health departments in delivering PrEP or supporting PrEP delivery as part of comprehensive HIV prevention programs. The educational series is geared towards local health department HIV and STD program managers and staff;however it is intended that the series will also be a useful resource for healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and other key partners in HIV prevention. Visit NACCHO's PrEP for HIV Prevention homepage to find out more.
NACCHO's educational series about PrEP and comprehensive HIV prevention is supported by funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc.